GLSA-200502-11 : Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200502-11
(Mailman: Directory traversal vulnerability)

Mailman contains an error in private.py which fails to properly
sanitize input paths.

Impact :

An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain arbitrary files on
the web server.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?9b5a25b2
http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200502-11.xml

Solution :

All Mailman users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-mail/mailman-2.1.5-r4'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16448 (gentoo_GLSA-200502-11.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-0202